Deep ruby red with a thin purple rim.
Perfumed with exotic aromas and savoury notes.
A full and round palate loaded with flavours of juicy dark fruit, a silky structure and a subtle toasty note on the finish.
Perfect for drinking immediately this wine will continue to develop and delight for over three years from vintage date.
Hamish Clark and Kyle Thompson
The fruit was held cold for four days prior to ferment to help extract maximum flavour and to enhance colour stability. During primary alcoholic fermentation, the fermenting
must was hand plunged up to four times daily. When dry the young wine was pressed and then racked off gross lees to seasoned French oak and a small amount of new French oak for 6 months maturation. It was then gently extracted from oak, blended and carefully prepared for bottling.
The outstanding fruit was sourced from vineyards within the Gimblett Gravels winegrowing district of Hawke’s Bay. The vigour moderating, free-draining gravel provides a superb base for this low cropping Syrah. The vineyard site has ideal ripening conditions for achieving the intense aromatics and delicate structure that Syrah can give. The fruit was carefully monitored during ripening and harvested in the cool evening at maximum flavour maturity and physiological ripeness.
Our Food Match Recommendation:
Well matched with chargrilled ribeye steak and chunky salted roast potatoes.